The Renovation and Historic Preservation of Normal Hall
The renovation of historic Normal Hall, the oldest academic building on Indiana State University’s 150 year old campus, was implemented to house University College and the Center for Student Success. The renovation also added a new commons area, classrooms, mentoring and tutoring areas, interviewing suites and offices.
The goal of the historic renovation, at the center of campus, was to provide a symbol to students, their parents and family members that student success is the very center of Indiana State University’s mission and provide a connection to the university’s past and future.
As part of the renovation, an addition that was constructed in the mid-1950’s was removed and replaced with a new transparent glass addition that provides access into the building at grade level.
New mechanical, cooling, plumbing, and data networking was installed throughout the building as well as an electrical design featuring modern neoclassical lighting replicating aesthetics from the late 1800’s.
The original grand staircase and stained-glass dome rotunda was recreated to preserve and restore the historic structure.
The project is striving for Silver LEED Certification and was completed Fall, 2015.